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Aug 13, 2019

Enabling Blind Students

Braille Kit Received by the Visually Impaired
Braille Kit Received by the Visually Impaired

Dear Donors,

Greetings from INDIA!!

We are so grateful to you for your wonderful support to rebuild Odhisa. Education is the foundation of every society, and we provided support to 273 blind students who lost their braille materials in FANI Cyclone. 

FANI, the deadliest cyclone since 1999 has hit coastal Orissa on 03rd May 2019. The winds ripped the roofs off of homes and hospitals, uprooted trees and has brought down power lines. Coastal villages got submerged underwater. Nearly 11 lakh people have been evacuated, and were in shelter homes. 14 districts affected; 16659 villages affected 15.09 million people affected; 41 people lost lives; 5 lakhs House affected; 30 lakhs Livestock dead; 1031 Public health facilities, 6061 educational institutions damaged

273 students with visual impairment who lost braille kits during cyclone FANI has received new kits! A braille kit contains basic educational devices for learning braille, arithmetic, geometry, etc. Students have lost their assistive devices during cyclone FANI. The project will lead to academic excellence and all-round development of 273 students.

Blind Peoples Association (BPA), Ahmedabad has mobilized resources from Global Giving and from local donors to support the education of students attending school and colleges. 109 girls and 164 boys studying and various special schools have received the kits.

The programme was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Government of Odisha. Distribution of kits was organized on 2nds August at Nimapada Town Hall and Nehru Seva Sangh, Banapur. At Nimapada, the chief guest of the event, Shri Samir Ranjan Dash, Honorable Minister of School and Mass Education, has distributed braille kits to students. The event was graced with the presence of Shri. Nitin Chandra (IAS), Principal Secretary-SSEPD; the veteran freedom fighter and former MP Padmashree Bhabani Chandra Pattnaik, and Shri. Sannyashai Kumar Behera, DSSO, Headquarter, SSEPD. The Principal and staff of College for the Blind and Diploma College of Special Education have shared their gratitude to BPA and CBM India Trust for the diligent support extended at the time of need. Sannyashai Kumar Behera, DSSO-Headquarters, SSEPD has distributed the kits at Nehru Seva Sangh. He has thanked team BPA for the kind donation enabling children with visual impairment to pursue their education. 

Then, we have visited Leprosy Colony which is badly affected, the houses got badly damaged, and people with leprosy live in a very miserable condition. These leprosy-affected people are still stigmatized. We request you to support us to help them in building the roof. We require 300 metal sheets for roof construction. The estimated costs is $3529 for 300 metal sheets. We look forward to your continuing support.  

 

Thanking you once again for your generous support. 

Kit Distribution Function
Kit Distribution Function
Blind Students receiving kit
Blind Students receiving kit
House of Leprosy affected People in Odhisa
House of Leprosy affected People in Odhisa
Leprosy Colony
Leprosy Colony
Hope
Hope
Jul 18, 2019

Distribution of Braille Kits

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from BPA INDIA!!

I hope this report finds you in Great Health and Spirit. We are very thankful for your generous support to our project Cyclone FANI Hits Odisha, Together we can rebuild. We have worked with state administration working for people with disabilities, and other local organization to identify those children with visual impairment who are badly affected with FANI. The State Government and local organization worked very hard and identified 276 children with visual impairment, who lost their educational materials, and stationaries due to FANI. 

Now, these 276 students will be given Braille Kits on 1st August 2019. We will send you a detailed report of the distribution with the photographs. We also request you to support us to reach more people with disabilities who are still waiting for help for livelihood. 

Jul 1, 2019

Reaching to unreach

Patients from Outreach Camp
Patients from Outreach Camp

Dear Donors and Well Wishers,

Greetings from BPA India!!

Our heartfelt thanks for your incredible and unstained support to your project “Seeing is Believing” that is dedicated for the restoration of eye sights of poor, needy people who cannot afford the best quality eye care services. We are extremely delighted to inform you that through this campaign we have reached more than 12,00,000 people and more than 1,50,000 cataract were surgeries performed in the last 9 years since the campaign launched on Global Giving Website.

The eye hospital of BPA was started for cataract-related services to the poor and needy people. Now, the hospital has become a multi-specialty eye care hospital in Gujarat, which is one of the best Charity Eye Hospital. The hospital has the following specialized services.

  1. Retina
  2. Glaucoma
  3. Pediatric low vision services
  4. Keratoplasty 

In the last six months, we have been able to provide Keratoplasty services to 123 patients at very reasonable charges, and free of charge to those who cannot afford. The results are very good, and all 123 patients are satisfied and able to see perfectly.

In addition to this, we had conducted 126 outreach camps, 38766 patients were diagnosed, and 3789 cataract surgeries were performed during the previous reporting period. The OPD patients were 26546, and 1378 cataract surgeries were performed.

“SAVE THE SIGHT” has become very popular in Gujarat. The Charity hospital has become very popular for its quality, and standardized services. This has attracted fellows and trainees from various medical colleges, even from other countries too.

Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Abousaleh, Egyptian Ophthalmologist, from Security Forces Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia, completed his Advanced Phaco Training Program from BPA Eye Hospital.

8 fellows from different medical colleges in the state of Gujarat, India has come for advanced Phaco Training and completed the same successfully.

The hospital was visited by Dr.Pramila Gupta, Director General of health service, New Delhi and Dr. Praveen Vashist, MD, community medicine, AIMS, New Delhi.

Ms. Maya Nakajima, the Consulate General of Japan visited the Blind People's Association Bareja hospital complex

Visitor from the USA to Blind People's Association Bareja hospital complex, Elaine Steyn, program director, Oklahoma University. Armand McCoy, president, Trifecta communication, USA. Michael E. Mitscher, president, Mitscher and Associates. Michael j. Knopp, Director, Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation. Cassandra Rigsby, Norman Director for creation of economic health.

The hospital will have an excellent Air Modular operation theatre that will help to conduct more surgeries in a day. As we have set the target to reach 20,000 cataract surgeries a year, we will strive hard to expand outreach programs, vision centers program in very remote to reach unreached in the coming years.

We request you to continue your support, guidance, and motivation to us. We request you to share your thoughts, views, and feedback that will help us to improve our services. We request you to visit your hospital whenever you are happened to be in India. We will provide all the hospitality.

Thanking you for your generous support and look forward to the same.

Outreach Camp_rural
Outreach Camp_rural
International Fellow
International Fellow
Visit of USA Doctor
Visit of USA Doctor
Visitor from USA
Visitor from USA
Phaco Pathshala
Phaco Pathshala
Japan Consulate Visit
Japan Consulate Visit
Modular Operation Theater
Modular Operation Theater
 
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